Dental Sealants Kirkland
Protect your teeth from decay with our top-notch Dental Sealants service in Kirkland. A quick and painless procedure that offers long-lasting benefits for your oral health.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants serve as a protective shield for your teeth, particularly the molars and premolars. These sealants are a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surfaces of your teeth to prevent cavities and tooth decay. In Kirkland, Thomas Dentistry offers this quick and effective treatment to help you maintain a healthy smile for years to come.
The procedure is simple, painless, and can be completed in just one visit. Dental sealants are especially beneficial for children who are more prone to cavities, but adults can also take advantage of this preventive measure. It’s an investment in your oral health that can save you time and money in the long run.
Sealants are a proven method for reducing the risk of cavities. They act as a barrier, sealing off deep grooves that are hard to clean and are prone to develop plaque. With dental sealants, you can eat and drink with confidence, knowing that you’ve taken an extra step to protect your teeth.
How Do Dental Sealants Work?
Dental sealants work by forming a smooth surface over the natural grooves and pits in your teeth. This makes it difficult for food particles and bacteria to hide, reducing the risk of cavities. At Thomas Dentistry in Kirkland, the process is straightforward and can be broken down into a few simple steps.
The application of dental sealants is a quick and painless procedure. First, the tooth is cleaned and dried. Then, an acidic gel is applied to the tooth’s surface to roughen it up, helping the sealant bond better. Finally, the sealant is painted onto the tooth and hardened with a special light. The result is a durable barrier against decay.
Process of Applying Dental Sealants:
- Cleaning: The tooth is thoroughly cleaned to remove any plaque or food particles.
- Preparation: An acidic gel is applied to create a better bonding surface.
- Application: The sealant is painted onto the tooth’s surface.
- Curing: A special light is used to harden the sealant, securing it in place.
With dental sealants, you’re taking a proactive step in your oral health. They offer an additional layer of protection that complements regular brushing and flossing.
What is the Cost of Dental Sealants in Kirkland?
Understanding the cost of dental sealants is crucial for making an informed decision. At Thomas Dentistry in Kirkland, we strive to offer competitive pricing without compromising on quality. While the cost can vary depending on various factors such as the number of teeth needing sealants, we offer multiple payment options to make the process more affordable for you.
We believe that preventive care like dental sealants should be accessible to everyone. That’s why we accept a range of insurance plans and also offer financing options. Our team is more than happy to discuss costs and payment plans with you, ensuring you get the best care without any financial stress.
What our Patients are saying.
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E. Victoria SimoneHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“I truly love my dentist and the wonderful staff. I’ve been a patient for almost six years and my visits have all been a good experience. I feel confident and well cared for. Everyone is friendly and very professional. 100% Thank you all!”
Megan CosgroveHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“This is the best dentistry in the PNW! Molly at the front desk is so kind and always makes me feel like one of their VIP clients. The dental hygienists are all kind and Doctor Thomas is a straight shooter. Both myself and my Mom visit this office and couldn’t recommend it more!”
Theresa GehrigHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“I have plenty of anxieties about getting dental work done and Dr Thomas and his team are understanding and reassuring. His office is so helpful and professional in getting the work done and I have a great deal of confidence in him and his team. Their equipment and materials are up to date. I’m grateful !”
Elaina ShHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“Went to that office last year to get a crown on implant and Dr. Thomas did the ugliest crown possible. Shape and height looked completely different from natural tooth I had in that place before. He did not even try to fix it. This year my new dentist confirmed that the crown should have been done completely different but now Im stuck with this crown for a while because it will cost a ton to re-do it since that is a dental implant crown, not just a regular crown. I guess I missed the first red flag when they said they do root canals and extractions too. Of course, why even going to roots canals specialists and oral surgeons if You can get a “buffet of services” at Dr. Thomas! Also Molly at the front desk is the rudest receptionist I ve even seen, billing office could not get the numbers right and overcharged me for about $800 then refunded but can this office be more unprofessional and thirsty for money?!!”
Madeleine DowHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“Dr. Nguyen and the dental hygienists are super nice! I felt comfortable and safe—even the time I started crying when I had a panic attack before getting some cavities filled. (Sorry about that lol.) Anyways, Dr. Nguyen was very kind, gave me space to chill out, and didn’t make me feel embarrassed, even though I wouldn’t have blamed him if he did.”
Ruth CombsHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“Excellent dental services! Very caring and professional. Very attentive to my dental needs and concerns.❤️”
Ernest HeasslerHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“Friendly, professional high quality dentistry. I made this observation two years ago and it is still valid. I can't imagine going elsewhere for dental care.”
Chelsey SwanHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“I love Thomas Dentistry! Tracie is my usual hygienist. It might be strange to say, but I enjoy my teeth cleanings here. They are so easy and, as far as dental work goes, as comfortable as they can be.”
Linda ScottHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“I visited Thomas Dentistry as a new patient on 9/9/21 and was impressed with their friendliness and professionalism. While there, multiple staff joined in to help resolve a personal issue, for which I was very appreciative. My husband and I will definitely schedule again with Thomas Dentistry Kirkland, and I’ll recommend them to family and friends.”
Bill SharpeHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“Thankful to have a dental team I can trust. Especially in 2021 Thanks all, Bill”
Richard FryantHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“Best dentistry I've ever been to. The people here are thoughtful and very professional. The work I've had done has been very high quality.”
Dan NordaleHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“Thomas Dentistry makes going to the dentist something to look forward to.”
Brianna Lyon (Brie)Happy Client from Kirkland Office
“Everyone is very kind from the start. I have high anxiety dealing with my teeth and dentists; and everyone was incredibly helpful and informative! I'm really happy I found this place for my smile needs!”
Adrestia FrontidaHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“Friendly, casual, and comfortable environment, because of the team of knowledgeable and caring staff, starting with Molly at the front desk!😃”
Barb PattersonHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“I needed a dentist close to home and they are close enough for me to walk. I've been twice now and both times had a great experience. Dr. Jaswal has a wonderful chair-side manner and super sense of humor.”
Christy ShiersHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“Dr. Thomas is professional and knowledgeable. He is well suited for both kids and adults.”
D EnrightHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“Wonderful, welcoming staff always leaves me smiling!”
kirk packardHappy Client from Kirkland Office
“I have had a ton of dentistry done and have been to alot of dentists. These folks have it together. Just had a molder crown replaced. Quick ,completely painless and my bite is perfect 1st try. Absolutely no adjusting and then they repaired a front tooth I had broken after quickly epoxy in molder. This was the 2nd appointment to install crown and I was only in the chair 20 min. Went like clockwork and looks awsum. Thanku. Only thing better would be free haha!”
Janelle DensonHappy Client from Mercer Island Office
“I love coming here & I’m always greeted with smiles. It truly makes me feel great that the staff remembers my name & even though I visit every six months for my cleanings, our conversations pick up right where we left off. Marna, Rosie & Dr. Thomas are THEE BEST! I’d leave ten stars if I could.”
G Brook (Summit Seeker)Happy Client from Mercer Island Office
“Professional, friendly and patient centered care. My first visit and I am thoroughly impressed. Great office culture and staff love what they do and it shows. Thank you.”
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Advantages of Opting for Dental Sealants in Kirkland
Dental sealants offer a host of advantages, especially when it comes to preventive dental care. At Thomas Dentistry in Kirkland, we recommend sealants as an effective way to ward off tooth decay and cavities. They act as a barrier, sealing off deep grooves where food particles often get trapped.
Not only do dental sealants help in maintaining oral health, but they also save you money in the long run. By preventing tooth decay, you avoid the need for more complex and costly dental procedures down the line.
- Prevents Tooth Decay: Sealants act as a barrier, keeping out bacteria and food particles.
- Quick and Painless: The application process takes only a few minutes per tooth and is completely pain-free.
- Cost-Effective: In the long run, sealants can save you money by reducing the need for fillings or more complex treatments.
- Long-Lasting: With proper care, dental sealants can last for several years.
- Ideal for All Ages: While commonly recommended for children, adults can also benefit from dental sealants.
Meet Dr. Thomas
15+ years of Experience in General & Family Dentistry
Dr. Troy Thomas opened Thomas Dentistry 15 years ago in Kirkland and provides each patient with individual care and attention, making certain they receive the highest quality of dentistry he has to offer. Dr. Thomas enjoys meeting with his patients each day and regards them as extended family members, doing his best to ensure they are as comfortable as possible. His goal as a dentist in Kirkland, WA is to deliver quality comprehensive dental care to patients in a welcoming and enjoyable environment. During his spare time, Dr. Thomas enjoys golf, traveling, hiking, and fishing.
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We’re here to answer your questions.
Absolutely, dental sealants are a safe and effective method for preventing tooth decay. They are made from biocompatible materials that have undergone rigorous testing and have been approved by dental health organizations for long-term use.
Yes, adults can absolutely benefit from dental sealants. While they are commonly applied to children, adults who have deep grooves in their teeth or are prone to cavities can also take advantage of this preventive measure.
No, dental sealants and fluoride serve different but complementary roles in dental care. While sealants provide a physical barrier on the tooth surface, fluoride works at a chemical level to strengthen tooth enamel, making it more resistant to decay.
Yes, one of the advantages of dental sealants is that there are no post-application restrictions. You can eat and drink immediately after the procedure without any concerns.
Thomas Dentistry in Kirkland is your go-to destination for high-quality dental sealants. Our experienced and caring team uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure that the application process is both comfortable and effective.
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